Fantastic Resource for the Home Healer

Holly Johnson

5 Stars

May 28, 2016

Broth & Stock from the Nourished Kitchen (Jennifer McGruther)

Broths and stocks have always had a central place in kitchens around the world owing to their ability to comfort, nourish, and heal. In Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen, Jennifer McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen and an authority in the traditional foods movement, illustrates why a good broth or stock is the foundation of amazing and wholesome cooking. Included are over a dozen master recipes for base stocks and then 40 recipes using these stocks in complete meals. These accessible recipes are appropriate for vegetarians, pescatarians, and meat eaters alike and showcase the nutrient-dense, real food that nourishes the body and soul. The Whole Chicken Broth is the perfect base for Springtime Risotto with Asparagus, Green Garlic, and Chive Blossoms, while the recipe for Fish Stock will bring new life to a classic dish like New England Clam Chowder. People are catching on to this centuries old appreciation of bone and vegetable based broths, and Jennifer McGruther shows how these can be made quickly and cost-effectively at home.

We all know the amazing health benefits of chicken broth â€“ but it can be daunting to try and make your own. This book provides simple recipes that are very easy to make at home. The author details and clearly describes the process, as well as how to obtain the ingredients, and the photographs are fantastically beautiful! There is background knowledge, a history lesson or two, and tips and tricks for in the kitchen. There are your basic broth recipes, as well as some new ones that I had never seen before, including international / indigenous ones. Even if you’re a seasoned cook, there will be something to learn in here!